Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Publishers and retailers are set to celebrate International
Women's Day on Thursday (8th March) with a host of activities including
events celebrating feminist texts, homepage take-overs and a pop-up shop.
Picture book creator Allan Ahlberg will turn 80-years-old in
June and to celebrate Penguin Random House Children’s is releasing a
special edition of Each
Peach Pear Plum, as well as a new title created in collaboration
with Emma Chichester-Clark.
Three novels have been unveiled as the finalists of the
inaugural EBRD Literature Prize, including a Croatian book from Quercus, a
Saqi title translated from Turkish and a Russian novel from Weidenfeld